Superyacht Chef Competition

Join us for the 2023 Superyacht Chef Competition at the Monaco Yacht Club.

About the event

Nine chefs working on 40+m superyachts will go head-to-head for a nail-biting competition on the 30th of March at the Monaco Yacht Club! 

Presided over by the three-Michelin star Chef Yannick Alléno, the 2022 competition winner Nicolas Petit from MY LATITUDE will be joining the jury this year, as well as other well-respected chefs, including Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) Chef Benoit Nicolas sponsored by Bonemasters Europe.

We are partnering with Monaco Yacht Club and La Belle Classe Academy once again for this competition which puts the spotlight on gourmet cuisine at sea, highlighting the talented chefs in our industry.

Joined by their owners, captains and crew cheering them on, the chefs will be given a mystery box of ingredients provided by Gourmet Deliveries, Metro and U Luvassu Poissonnerie. Then, they will have 40 minutes to create and deliver a dish to delight our jury.

Agenda for the day and RSVP

09h00: Doors open, complimentary pastries served by Gourmet Deliveries
09h50-11h10: Round 1
11h10-12h30: Round 2
12h30-13h40: Round 3

13h40-14h40: Break for lunch
14h00: Bluewater and Gourmet Deliveries open bar for registered guests
14h45-16h20: GRAND FINALE
15h00: Open of the Superyacht Foodie Tasting Bar

17h00: Close of open bar, and the prize giving ceremony will commence with a very special guest.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful day celebrating chefs and yachting, offering networking with your peers and industry professionals.

Strictly by guest list only, RSVP on your club account to reserve your place or email the events team with all the names of anyone to be added.

The previous winners

2022 champion - Nicolas Petit - MY LATITUDE 43m
2nd place: Micail Swindells - MY GO 77 m
3rd place: Ivan Holmes - MY KJOS 38 m

2019 champion - Stephanie Gravier - MY PLANET NINE 73m
2nd place: Richard Cullen - MY Black Pearl 107m
3rd place: Bruno Chailan - MY Mimtee 60m

2018 champion - Pablo Albuerne - MY TALES 
2nd place: Steeve Negouai - MY Black Legend 50m
3rd place: Eric Vugliano - MY Rola 47m

Who’ll be there?

Food trucks will be available for you to purchase lunch and snacks during the day, and Bluewater and GDT will have an open bar with complimentary bubbles and wine. Titta and her team at Superyacht Foodie are joining us with a tasting bar to include Oath Gin, After Rum, Punchy Drinks and more.

Our friends at Yacht Chandlers will be with us again with their gift for all the chefs and the jury, which is becoming a much-coveted accessory by the rest of us!

If anyone has taken their ship’s cook assessment on the French Riviera, you’ll know Chef Duncan Biggs at Ocean Wave Monaco. Duncan will join our jury this year to help monitor the waste from the contestants when making their dishes.

A new partner to the event is Impossible Drinks - if you work on a yacht and have had a request to source an ‘impossible bottle,’ you should seek out these masters of wine. Whether it’s a bottle of 71-yr old Macallan, a 17-yr old Mount Fuji Whisky or a rare vintage wine, they’ll find it for you and get it immediately!